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27.09.2004 – 16:20

InfoGenie Europe AG

euro adhoc: InfoGenie Europe AG
Capital increase/ Board position changes InfoGenie Europe AG plans capital increase by integrating Wire Card AG and making changes to the Management Board (E)

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Berlin, September 27, 2004  - The Supervisory Board of InfoGenie Europe AG, listed in the Prime Standard segment of the German Stock Exchange (WKN 747 206), has announced that ebs Holding AG plans to contribute all shares of its wholly owned subsidiary Wire Card AG to InfoGenie Europe AG. Wire Card AG represents with planed revenues in 2004 of more than EUR 40 millions the organization’s key operating unit. This measure is intended to conclude the strategic expansion for E-Payment services of InfoGenie Europe AG initiated with the contribution of Click2Pay GmbH in October 2003. InfoGenie Europe AG is now focusing on intensifying the pace of its speedy extension to become the leading services and technology provider on the European market for electronic payment processing and risk management, and on extending its call center activities by integrating the stationary Wire Card subsidiary United Data GmbH, Leipzig, within the scope of its range of services.

The Board of Management is in the process of determining the contribution value of the capital increase in the form of a non-cash capital contribution by Wire Card AG and its subsidiaries United Data GmbH, United Payment GmbH und AWITO GmbH to InfoGenie Europe AG. In accordance with the statutory requirements, a subsequent check is to be made by an appraiser appointed by the registration court. At an extraordinary general meeting scheduled for December 2004, the planned capital increase by a non-cash capital contribution against shares subject to the exclusion of subscription rights is to be submitted to the shareholders for approval. The effective execution of this contribution is to be concluded in the first semester of 2005.

In addition, the Supervisory Board has announced changes to the company’s Board of Management in view of the measure that has been adopted. The retirement of past Board member Jochen Hochrein and the termination of his tenure as such has been amicably agreed effective as of September 30, 2004. Mr. Hochrein will serve the company as consultant also in the future. From October 1, 2004, the Supervisory Board has appointed Dr. Markus Braun (35) as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Dr. Herbert Bäsch (44) as Chief Financial Officer (CFO).

end of announcement            euro adhoc 27.09.2004

Further inquiry note: Iris Stöckl +49(0)89 4424 2034

Branche: Telecommunications Services
ISIN:      DE0007472060
WKN:        747206
Index:    CDAX, Prime All Share, Prime Standard, Technologie All Share
Börsen:  Frankfurter Wertpapierbörse / regulated dealing
              Niedersächsische Börse zu Hannover / free trade
              Berliner Wertpapierbörse / free trade
              Bayerische Börse / free trade
              Hamburger Wertpapierbörse / free trade
              Börse Düsseldorf / free trade
              Baden-Württembergische Wertpapierbörse / free trade

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